Programme*

Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum Houston 2018 will cover all the key issues and topics influencing global oilfield mineral supply and demand.

SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018

18.00 Welcome Reception

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MONDAY 7 MAY 2018

OVERVIEWS
08.45 Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
09.00 Outlook for oil and gas supply and demand
Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics Inc., USA
09.30 Oilfield mineral demand and outlook in drilling fluids
Veronica Brown, VP of Supply Chain, Q’Max Solutions Inc., USA

10.00 COFFEE

PROPPANTS
11.00 North American proppants market trends and developments
Joel Schneyer, Managing Director, Minerals Capital & Advisory Practice, Capstone Headwaters, USA
11.30 In-basin sands: changing the game for proppants and industrial applications
Dave Frattaroli, Executive VP, Higher Roller Sand Inc., USA
12.00 Asia-Pacific proppant scene under the spotlight
Murray Lines, Director, Stratum Resources, Australia

12.30 LUNCH

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14.00 ROUNDTABLE NETWORKING SESSION & COFFEE

  • Take your after-lunch coffee in a relaxed, informal networking and discussion session, share and gain insightful knowledge among your peers
  • Hosted roundtables with themes
  • Flexibility to change tables
  • At Registration Desk pre-assign yourself to a table

1. Mineral Exploration/Evaluation
Ken Santini, Managing Director, Santini & Associates Inc.
2. Mineral Testing
Dr. Andrew Scogings Consultant, CSA Global
3. Cost Factors
Carl Tracey, Snr. Analyst, IMFORMED
4. Processing
AJ DeCenso, President, Preferred Process Solutions LLC
5. Logistics
Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics, USA
6. Barite Market
John Newcaster, Director Southwest, The Cumberland Group Inc.
7. Proppants Market
Pickard Trepess, Managing Director, FRAC PT FZE

LOGISTICS |CEMENT
15.15 Dynamically optimising a barite distribution network
John Newcaster, Director Southwest, The Cumberland Group Inc., USA
15.45 Logistic challenges: rates rise as demand and regulatory constraints bite
Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics, USA
16.15 Oilfield well cements: raw material demand
Claudio Manissero, President, ChemCognition LLC, USA

16.45 Close of Day 1

17.00 Rockin’ Rodeo Reception sponsored by  BASO logo

Programme Outline

Sunday 6 May 2018
Registration
Evening Welcome Reception
Monday 7 May 2018
Registration
Presentations & Discussion
Evening Rockin’ Rodeo Reception
Tuesday 8 May 2018
Presentations & Discussion

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TUESDAY 8 MAY 2018

PROCESSING
09.00 Separation technology for oilfield minerals: solutions for testing and mobility
Steve Gray, Consultant, ST Equipment & Technology LLC, USA
09.30 A revolutionary new concept in oilfield mineral milling: Mobility and Modularity
Jean-Francois Maréchal, Managing Director, Poittemill, France

10.00 COFFEE

BARITE
11.00 Overview and outlook for the barite supply market
Tammy Oglesby, Inventory & Logistics Specialist, Excalibar Minerals LLC, USA
11.30 Chinese barite supply, and the recent impact of environmental controls
Rita Hu, General Manager, Guizhou Saboman Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd, China
12.00 Developing a large, high-grade barite deposit in Canada near a deep-sea port
Lawrence Roulston, Director, Mountain Boy Minerals, Canada
12.30 Drilling grade barite density: Le Chatelier vs Pycnometer
Andrew Scogings, Consultant, CSA Global Australia, Australia

13.00 LUNCH & Close of Conference

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